Tuesday's Free Pick comes from Covers Expert Will Rogers
Pick: Kansas City
Start: August 27, 2013 - 8:10 PM
Capper's Page: https://experts.covers.com/Handicapper/Will_Rogers
Offered at: Pinnacle @ -144 Kansas City
While there is the minor concern that the Royals had to play a make up date Monday against Tampa Bay and the Twins had the day off, perhaps that's much ado about nothing. After all, Kansas City is just 2-9 with a day off this season anyway, plus they dominated the Rays 11-1. They just so happen to have dominated Minnesota all season as well.
Here are my keys to the game:Head to Head Domination - The Royals are 12-4 vs. the Twins this season, including a 5-2 record here at Target Field. They swept the last series here in Minnesota and followed that up by taking two of three at Kauffman Stadium earlier this month.
James Shields - The right-hander deserves far better than his 8-8 record in 27 starts this season. His ERA is 3.22 and his WHIP is 1.266. Things had begun to finally turn his way with back to back wins over Boston and Detroit, the top two offenses in baseball, before the bullpen blew a lead in his last start against the White Sox and he ended up not factoring into the decision. There have only been five starts all season where Shields has given up more than three earned runs.
X-Factor - The Twins are just 32-58 as a home underdog since the start of last season.
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